Alibi V.19 No.40 • Oct 7-13, 2010 

Best of Burque Restaurants 2010

No Bones About It

Vegetarian

Best Faux Meats: Fei's Health Café
Best Faux Meats: Fei's Health Café
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Best Faux Meats

Fei's Health Café

2114 Central SE • 243-3390
About 80 percent of what’s served at Fei's is made from scratch. Veg-heads and vegans come from all around the city to dig into scrumptious veggie ham and texture-perfect nuggets. (MD)
2) Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café
3) 20 Carrots

Most Worshipful Respect for Vegetables

Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

UNM Area: 2209 Silver SE • 296-5596
North Valley: 7520 Fourth Street NW • 254-2424
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No, it’s not “St. Carrot of Assisi,” as one reader quipped. The restaurant that treats produce with the reverence it deserves—and not just a side dish or obligatory afterthought for folks who don’t eat meat—is none other than Annapurna’s. Lettuce give thanks. (LM)
2) Casa Vieja
3) Jennifer James 101

Best Veggie Burger

Flying Star Café

See A.M., Best Pancakes for contact information.
Veggie burgers should be fresh, not frozen. Flying Star makes its version with black beans (yum) and smears it with Cajun dressing and a slab of melted cheddar. It’s like a normal burger, but better. (CC)
2) Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café
3) O'Niells Irish Pub

Best Grilled Cheese

Flying Star Café

See A.M., Best Pancakes for contact information.
Sometimes you need a light lunch. Solution: Flying Star’s grilled cheese. Try it with tomato slices. Grilled cheese and tomatoes were meant to be together. (JB)
2) Frontier
3) The Grove Café and Market

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

See No Bones About It, Most Worshipful Respect for Vegetables for contact information.
This is food made with feeling that even carnivores have to grudgingly appreciate—just don’t tell them it’s chickpeas they’re eating.  (ALV)
2) Fei's Health Café
3) 20 Carrots
Results reported by John Bear (JB), Christie Chisholm (CC), Marisa Demarco (MD), Adam Fox (AF), Ari LeVaux (ALV), Laura Marrich (LM), Devin O’Leary (DO’L), Mina Yamashita (MY)